A little indicator alongside the battery level meter that appears once 500 cycles have elapsed, or throttling kicks in early due to a duff battery.When a car goes into limp home mode, or the check engine light comes on, we usually take it back to the dealer for a service. Transparency achieved, and a hidden, misunderstood “feature” is turned into something helpful. Ultimately, we want to understand why these things happen, and not feel as if we’re going mad because our phones do feel slower over time.Apple’s solution — yes, solution — avoids that, and the world will just have to wait a while longer to read said angry tirade because switching between apps took a few seconds more than it did six months ago.new, improved batteries.We’ve been waiting for years, and since a viable alternative hasn’t arrived yet, we’re left with clandestine software “features” making our old phones feel even older." data-reactid="30"If anything, Apple’s algorithm and throttling of old i Phones proves again how desperate the technology industry is for new, improved batteries. It’s not expensive, it can be done in your Apple Store, and it’ll return your i Phone to tiptop condition.CNBC’s Todd Haselton says Apple should offer one free “goodwill” battery swap to all those affected. Companies (and people, if they cared to admit it) know the battery is the weak link in a phone, and many don’t even cover the cell for the entirety of its device warranty.Apple is one of the good guys, and covers it for a year.We don’t want to know slowdown is due to natural degradation of the battery.We don’t want an easy and cheap fix, or a free battery replacement.
Now it has told us all about the throttling, because it was forced to, we’d suggest owning it.Not with great big notifications on the phone saying it’s throttling, or that the battery is coming to the end of its life, because those would be hateful.Instead, how about the i OS equivalent of a check engine light?Facebook has become a social media giant since it launched in 2004.The site is so popular, there are approximately 2 billion active monthly users worldwide. With that incredible number of active users, the site is bound to be a major target for cybercriminals.